Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Like a kid in a candy store

A few months ago I mentioned that I ran into a guy who used to own one of the two card shops I frequented years ago.  He and I had a good chat and he told me he had closed his shop and had all his inventory at his home.  He said I could come by anytime and rummage through boxes to try to find Rangers to fill my want lists.

Fast forward to last Saturday and guess what?  I ran into him again and we made plans to meet at his house on Tuesday.  That was yesterday.

Imagine walking into a small warehouse stuffed with 5000 count boxes, binders full of sets, binders full of autographs, binders full of...well, full of everything.  Imagine walking into a house that has three rooms that look like an unorganized, messy card shop.

Sounds fun, doesn't it?

Well, it was.  I only had an hour or so to peruse stuff and he spent a good portion of that showing me his favorites before we sat down to work our way through a couple of boxes.  He was pulling cards of other teams for some customers so I helped him pull cards for those teams.  We both pulled Rangers for me.

I didn't get a chance to scan cards yet, but I got a pic of the haul.

It might not look like much, but look closely.  The pile spread out in the middle are the cards I got for myself. I also picked out one of those 1998 Donruss Preferred tins and one binder.  The binder has three pages in it there are cards I've never seen before.  I'll scan a couple for you to see.

The stack on the right is for you guys.  I picked out some stuff for my fellow bloggers while I was digging through those two boxes.  They'll be distributed in future trade packages.

I'll give you a cost breakdown when I show off some of the individual cards.

Anyone care to guess my total cost?  The person who gets closest to my cost will win a prize.  I'm going back next week for another shopping spree and I'll get a stack of the winner's favorite team to send out.

More to come...


  1. 70.00 - I see some nice stuff in there!

  2. My first thought was $20. He sounds like a generous guy.

  3. I'll chime in with $50. that's sounds way too cool.

  4. Looks like a lot of fun ! I'll say $26.

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  6. Totally missed this. I suck at guessing prices. $29?

  7. I'm gonna say $40, hoping a tie means a double win, though accepting that being the second $40 guess may mean I lose, even if I'm right...

  8. I guess I'm late to the party. I'll guess $59.99